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Refrigerator does not get cold and the freezer does not freeze.

This refrigerator was produced June of 2008. It has been working fine in my garage until this winter when the Freezer stopped getting cold enough to keep anything frozen. I shut it down for a day and then started it back up and it worked. But it did it again and now it no longer gets cold. It blows air but the air is not cold enough to allow normal opperation. I have set it on high and normal but the results the same - not cold enough...........

How does one determine if the refrigerant R134a has escaped? What should I check?

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It might indeed be the defrost control timer, like the above poster suggested. However, replacing the timer can be tricky if you are doing it yourself, so make sure to check the user manual for refrigerator parts beforehand:
Frigidaire refrigerator parts manual

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Look on the back of the box for a hole marked defrost control timer turn the timer with a screwdriver if it then gets cold replace the timer

Posted on May 03, 2009

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